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How to fix “resolving proxy” delay in google chrome on Windows?

Corporate networks has internet proxy with username and password to access internet from their workstation.  Most of the time browsers in corporate network (what else? IE only!) are configured to detect the proxy settings automatically to make it simple for IT service guys. But this results into noticeable delay in connecting to the web site. This can be set right with manual proxy configuration. It is applicable for all browsers. Google chrome displays this message nicely at the bottom of the screen as “Resolving proxy…”. We can eliminate this with the following configuration to make it fast to surf the net.

A fore word. Google Chrome does not have its own proxy settings. It takes the proxy settings from Internet Explorer options. So we are going to configure this in IE’s options. Here is how to.

1. Click the main menu of Chrome (Spanner icon) or use Alt+F key -> Options -> Under the hood -> Network -> Change Proxy settings

Chrome options

2. When you click “Change proxy settings”, it will invoke IE’s options dialog as shown below. Select “LAN settings”.

IE Connections settings


3. Now you can see the following options box. If you check “Automatic configuration script” and uncheck “Automatically detect settings” and restart Chrome, it should solve the problem. But in some cases, it won’t be enough. You have to manually configure proxy server address and port number. This will work for 100%.

  1. Get your proxy address and port from your Administrator or IT service guy.
  2. Uncheck both the check boxes in “Automatic configuration”.
  3. Check the “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.
  4. Enter the proxy server address and port number in the text boxes.
  5. Check “Bypass proxy server for local addresses”
  6. Click OK to save. Restart the Chrome.

Manual Proxy Settings

Great! No more waiting. Just flies!

16 comments for “How to fix “resolving proxy” delay in google chrome on Windows?

  1. andrey
    February 5, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Thanks a lot!
    I couldn’t open any websites, although network icon was showing that the internet connection was ok
    ‘Use automatic configuration script’ worked like a charm!

  2. David Cooper
    April 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks. My version of Google Chrome had the message “downloading proxy script…” and hung forever. This fix worked.

  3. happy surfer
    January 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    works like a charm, thx

  4. October 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    help – i still cant get into CSI Miami

  5. Mak795
    August 3, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Thanx man ur a hero

  6. Shaheed
    March 28, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Ur great Mr. Karupasamy…

  7. Cameron Spencer
    February 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks, it worked! :-)

  8. Alaasheikh
    November 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    thnk u it worked

  9. October 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    For windows users who cannot change the settings using the above window, check the workaround for editing the registry on this post: http://rambletech.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/chrome-browser-slow-on-corporate-network/

  10. Wangi
    September 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Mine is set up exactly as shown. I am not on a network, just a home user so there are no proxy server settings… and i still get it… so slow when it loads.

  11. Seojeremiah
    August 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    hey thanks for this,,Its so AWESOOMEEEE

  12. HS
    June 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    It worked for me ..Thanks a lot

  13. kk
    April 20, 2011 at 3:24 am

    worked like black magic; great; thanks

  14. Riccardo
    February 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    My Google chrome was taking very long to load and I had the ‘Resolving proxy…’ message on the lower left corner of the browser window. I already had ‘Automatically detect settings’ unchecked, like it says it many published help articles, including chrome’s:

    http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106010

    I checked ‘Use automatic configuration script’ like it says in this article, restarted Chrome, and now it’s lightning fast. Thanks!

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